Sabine Wulff is almost 18 when she is released from the juvenile detention center. She doesn't want to return to her unsupportive parents or to her former boyfriend Jimmy, who got her into trouble by persuading her to steal cigarettes.
This documentary commemorates the 60th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia.
Refusing to accept that he has become redundant when his job is automated, Platow, a 57-year-old railway crossing guard, embarks on a new life rebelling against the path laid out by society. Pretending to be his son, he enrolls in a training course and starts to live a second youth.
In the GDR, the state heavily subsidized a number of essential goods and social services so that they were available at reduced or no cost to citizens. These subsidies were informally known as the "second pay packet."
This documentary, filmed mostly in Berlin, serves as preparation for the 10th World Festival of Youth and Students, which was held in East Berlin in 1973. Portraits of a student, an athlete, and a workers' collective present a collective image of life for twenty-year-old East Germans.
The little village of Siebenthal has a voluntary fire brigade, but nothing is ever on fire. Since Zetsche’s inn is already threatening to collapse and because he has fire insurance, the fire brigade decides to act in his best interest and lend fate a helping hand.
Caroline and Robert knew each other from when they were children. Years later, they meet again at summer camp and fall in love. But being alone together is made difficult by the rigorous daily routine at the camp.
After an absence of ten years, Severino returns home to the Manzenero tribe, who live on the edge of the Argentinian Andes, only to find a host of problems in his village. His father, who was on the trail of a gang of white cattle-stealing bandits, has been recently found dead.
A young doctor who specializes in family planning speaks with five East German women working at the Treffmodelle textile plant in Berlin. Of all different ages, positions and social backgrounds, they discuss birth control, children’s education and women's emancipation.
To what extent can the working people of the GDR apply their creativity and develop their personalities? This film tries to answer this question using the example of the Warnemünde shipyard on the country's northern coast.